Mig Baron came in at the last minute with a kick ass design they wanted to throw onto a leather face mask and add it to this years Hazzard County Raffle!!! How in the hell could you say no??? This thing is awesome.
So this years trophy for the HE-MAN OF HAZZARD COUNTY Winner was made by one of our favorite bartenders at the Gasser Lounge, Lincoln!!! This thing is wild, etched in glass all the way around, from top to bottom, and honestly, no matter what I did to try and photograph it, I just couldn't capture how awesome this trophy mug really is!!!
So what in the hell is the HE MAN OF HAZZARD COUNTY anyway?
Well, it's the "Hazzard County Games!"
The Hazzard County Olympics, where we test your stamina, strength, and endurance in the form of three challenge events! First there's the "HAY RACE" winners of each heat will move onto the "KEG TOSS" and thus winners from those heats will move onto the final challenge, the "CHUG-A-LUG-LUGG!!!" He who makes it all the way to the end, first... wins the title of
THE HE MAN OF HAZZARD COUNTY!!!!!!!
Last years winner was Dallas, and I'm sure he'd like someone to beat again this year. Do you think you're "He Man" enough to challenge him??? Then prove it!
Honestly, I didn't get very many good pics as I was hosting the event. I guess, you just had to be there? Or check out last years pics on a variety of other peoples blogs to see what you're missing!
But why miss it? You can still join the Superfriends and attend this years event... So get your puckered starfish off the rod-iron fence and bust a move, straight over to Hazzard County!
The truth is, we're waiting for several more items that are just taking longer than originally anticipated for "creation"... which can only mean that they're super worth the wait!
One of those we've heard rumor about that did in fact make it to Superfriends HQ last night is a custom rigid seat made by our good friend Jonzy. Check it out! Leather sided, legit stitched flag over waterproof neoprene (or something another along those lines, designed to be durable).
He said he wants to win it back to ride it on his own bike, but I told him that ain't likely gonna be happening!!! Here's another item, I seriously hope, that if you win, you'll actually ride. So many previous years "Hazzard Themed" items that were won made it safely home, only to be hung as trophies in the garages and shops across the county line. I guess that's cool too, but it sure would be nice to catch my eye on one of them someday in the future!
Each year we crown our very own Miss Hazzard County!
Cut 'um Short Ladies!!!
This years Escape To Hazzard County Daisy Duke Contest provides the winner with a hand-painted Biltwell Inc. helmet (your crown) painted by Hazzard County's own Wuss Army Kit, Hillbilly Trophy and Winners Sash! (2nd and 3rd place winners will receive only Trophy and Sash). Take home the glory Ladies!
There's approx. 2 weeks left to join the Super Friends!!
Once we get this close to the event date, there's always some last minute stragglers who "forget" to get their membership and ask if there's "anything we can do for them?"
Unfortunately, not this year. We're limited in attendance to 500 Super Friends. Once we reach that membership number it's CLOSED.
And, yes, that picture above is this years Daisy Duke Contest teaser image for the lucky contestant who's going to be taking home this years MISS HAZZARD COUNTY 2014 hand painted Biltwell helmet, trophy, and coveted title!!!
Returning again in this years Hazzard County Raffle, Cary Brobeck and WNDRZ have thrown in some of the baddest riding jackets I have ever held in my hands!
Introducing the RAIN STOP INNERDOWN
"This jacket is designed for a biker by a biker; it’s a jacket for all seasons. It’s thin enough for a summer time night ride, and warm enough to wear under your cut in the spring or fall. It also works as a great layer under your leather jacket for those cold winter rides.
The super secret outer shell material blocks out all wind and rain, the water will bead right off leaving you dry as a bone. The “Thinsulate” inner allows for a slim fit so you’re not flappin in the wind and the thumb holes in the sleeves keep the wind and rain off your arms. There really is no better riding jacket on the market, functional and stylish are not two things that normally go together."
The idea behind this years HAZZARD COUNTY RAFFLE is, if you win something, it's going to be something unique! We've asked all Raffle Sponsors to step up the game and create some original, Hazzard County themed give-away items that brands it unmistakeably "Hazzard County" without a doubt. I'll say, from what I've already seen and/or received in the mail, there'll be a lot of people taking one of a kind keep-sakes home... now as I've also seen in years past. These items get squirrelled away in garages and hung in shops. Hopefully this year, with the amount of stuff in the raffle, and there's a lot, we'll get to see some of it on the road!
The above bars (or trophy)(your choice) made by the talented Maker's Moto and Mfg. Co.
Returning tattoo artist Andrea Revenant (currently working at Third Street Tattoo, Hermosa Beach, CA.) has finished her flash sheet for this years Esccape To Hazzard County 3. Below is just a sample of her flash, and there's plenty more you can choose from. There will be FIVE artists tattooing at this years Hazzard County 3, so yeah, your chances are damn good you'll bring home some ink if you want to. HC3 is a private event, only open to members of the SUPERFRIENDS! See you there...
We heard you folks! We're ramping it up from ONE to FIVE artists slinging ink this year!!! Last year we had but one, this year we've got a fist full!
Just in case you happened to miss it over on the IG, here's a selection of the flash from @TheVandalJonDaniel who is 1 of 5 tattoo artists that will be giving members of the Super Friends FREE tattoo's at this years annual member mixer; Escape To Hazzard County 3!
How can YOU attend this years Hazzard County? There's only ONE WAY...
Wow! Really thrilled at how many people joined the Superfriends for this years Hazzard County in the first few days of membership availability! Thank you. And yes, there's still membership available (for now anyway... so don't dilly dally your time away, or come November 15th you'll be left alone holding down the couch at Fort Thumbupyourbutt by your lonesome dove self... )
Aside from everything else we've got planned that we're keeping secret (funny how people always ask, "so what's the secret?" pau'lease.... I don't kiss and tell). I'm super excited about the Hazzard County Raffle prizes that are starting to come in!
As you may or may not know, this years Hazzard County Raffle is ALL CUSTOM and/or One-Off brand-it Hazzard County "themed" items, made by some of your favorite (and lesser known) names in the local community of chopper enthusiasts. As they become available you know I'm going to continue to showcase them here (and on the @Lady_Hump IG)
Loud n' Greasy No Brow Headlight Mounts
Oil & Lace Shop Aprons and Tool Rolls
We're also starting to see some FLASH WORK come from the FIVE ARTISTS that will be tattooing at this years Hazzard County 3. That's right, we're uppin' the game from ONE artist, to FIVE artists slinging ink and banging out flash this year!!! Check out these "first look" pieces from BIG 5 out of Union Electric Tattoo... and did we mention the TATTOO'S at Hazzard County are FREE ??? Free to fellow Super Friends who attend this years Escape To Hazzard County 3!
Interview with James Choate of Loud n' Greasy Customs
1.) Tell us a little about Loud n' Greasy, when did you decide to start making stuff and why? A general wrap up of why you do what you do?
Loud N Greasy Customs started in 2011. As a fluke really.
I had wanted to run an aftermarket light on my Sporty and decided against drilling a hole in the trees. So I fabbed a headlight bracket. It took me several tries before I got one that would not vibrate and bust bulbs. Anyway I finally got one to work and some guys saw it and asked if I could make em one. The thought of a parts company hadn't really crossed my mind until I had made a handful of em. I started a thread in the Chop Market on the ole 33 (HERE). And then a blog and bigcartel store. It's steadily growing but will be awhile before I can give up my day gig.
2.) Is Loud n' Greasy a one man show or do you run a castle of midgette female wrestler minions?
Loud N Greasy is a one man show and then its not. I do most of the fab work and powder coating and promoting , but Lance Ainsworth (xlance on 33 , oilslinger72 on IG) started out doing some powder coating for me and still does from time to time and also does some consulting on design and is the originator of our "practically Amish" slogan. Aaron Felix (xilefba on IG) owns Felix Machine and is becoming a bigger part of the operation as time goes on. My fabrication operations are shifting to his shop. We have some new products on the horizon and Aaron is instrumental in getting those fabbed.
3.) Tell us a little about the area (chopper scene) in Texas?
Texas is a BIG place . And the folks are spread out quite a bit. There are quite a few guys down in the Austin area ( Old Filthy, Vice Grips ) lots of builders down in that area too, Matt Jackson, Brian Buscemi, Joey Cano. Dan Carr. Austin is a 4 and a half hour drive from where we are . Then there's the DFW metroplex that has Lucky 7, Steven Bates, the Ftwkr3w and some other guys. And DFW is an hour and a half from us. Theres starting to be lots of cool events in Texas from the Lone Star River Run, Just Kickers (in Oklahoma ), Giddy Up, Southern Throwdown, Pyshco De Mayo Run. And some new events coming soon too. But we are in a rural part of North Texas , there's not a lot of chopper guys around so we have a small group of guys that are kinda spread out. But help each other with our builds and ride together when we can. I'm in Graham, Lance is in Bryson, Aaron and his buddy John are in Wichita Falls, Fisk is in Decatur. But I do probably 85% of my riding solo. But have buddies spread out all over the state that meet up at the events.
4.) Is Texas like we see on T.V., where Chuck Norris kicks everyone's asses??? Or is it more Brokeback Mountain (I don't even know if that was supposed to happen in Texas, but you always hear "Steers and Queers" so it might as well have been....)
HA HA HA!!! Actually an interesting and somewhat viable way to ask that question. The name of our HS football team here in Graham is the Steers. And the author that wrote Brokeback Mountain ( also wrote Lonesome Dove, The last picture show ,Texasville ) Larry McMurtry lives in Archer City which is 30 miles from here . So uh yeah. ha ha ha ha ha... But honestly Texans are the friendliest people you'll ever meet . We speak to each other on the street, in line at Walmart or wherever. But we are also a tough stock. You never have to wonder who is armed ...because everybody is. High School football is huge here. Every Friday night just about everybody goes to the game.
(evidently... Cow Boy Sucks? English. It's not just a second language.)
Country music is everywhere. Although most folks have a disdain for modern Nashville country. Texas country is the thing. From the Classics like Willie, Waylon, Jerry Jeff Walker, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt to the middle age guys like Robert Earl Keen , Bruce Robison, Charlie Robison, Jack Ingram, Pat Green ..... then theres younger guys like Wade Bowen, Casey Donahew, Ely Young, Randy Rogers.
The economy is somewhat strong, the weather is extreme and the women are hot.
There's basically 3 meals .....Chicken fried steak, BBQ and Mexican. And as far as fast food its either Dairy Queen or Whataburger.
We have some of the most beautiful landscapes. That vary greatly from region to region. The hill country is beautiful rolling hills and rivers and lakes. East Texas has the Piney woods, The coast has beaches obviously, and West Texas has ......well .......dirt and wind...hahaha
Lots of great riding roads ....the 3 sisters 335,336,337 then state Highway 16 is great....and locally FM4 is the best .
We are excited to have some new products coming very soon. One of which is our points cover that we will have our first batch out in October. We will be having a contest on IG to help us name the cover. Should be a cool promotion for a cool new part.
Also, with the success of the no brow brackets , we have decided to make a new higher end, premium version that will be made of stainless steel and polished. The fabrication process will be different all the way thru, with all machined edges and polished to a mirror finish. Of course the price point will be much higher.
The reason for the premium no brow is due to requests for chromed versions. We experimented with a chrome powder coat, but it really isn't what we were hoping for. And after checking into having a batch chromed the price went crazy high anyway... We think that we can offer a polished stainless version for a bit under the price of a chromed one. And will have the warmer sheen of the stainless.
6.) You're a Legacy Sponsor of the Escape To Hazzard County raffle, from our first year in 2012, and we're stocked to have you continue the party with us. Thank you for your support and taking the time to come up with some unique one-off Hazzard items for this years raffle.
We are pumped to be sponsors of Escape to Hazzard County 3.
And hope to continue to build upon our great relationship with Lady Hump!